Allowing Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg to fight hard “showed a sign of stupidity” according to the veteran of 146 grands prix and FIA driver steward.
Lewis Hamilton picked up his second Driver of the Weekend win following his victory and titanic battle with team mate Nico Rosberg in the Bahrain Grand Prix.
So much for Ferrari’s complaints about ‘taxi-cab driving’. The Bahrain Grand Prix proved a hit with fans, recording the fourth-highest score on Rate the Race since it began in 2008.
Esteban Gutierrez wasn’t the only driver unhappy with Pastor Maldonado during the race – Jean-Eric Vergne complained the Lotus driver “tried to kill” him. Here are the team radio messages from Bahrain.
Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix weekend.
Not only did Mercedes allow Hamilton and Rosberg to race each other, they made sure this great fight was also a fair one.
The Bahrain Grand Prix weekend built to a stunning climax as Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg fought each other for 57 laps. Here’s how the race weekend unfolded on Twitter.
Who do you think was the best driver during the Bahrain Grand Prix weekend? Compare how they did and vote for the best.
Lewis Hamilton’s 24th career win means he has tied with Juan Manuel Fangio. Meanwhile Mercedes led every lap for the third race in a row.
Yesterday’s Bahrain Grand Prix was the 900th round of the world championship. Here’s some of the data from the first 900 races and a look back on the nine milestone centenary races.
After an unremarkable race in Malaysia the Bahrain Grand Prix produced a sublime sporting contest – and hopefully reminded F1’s detractors just how good it can be.
The performance of Force India’s drivers seemed to inspire their pit crew into producing the fastest pit stop of the race.
Red Bull went on the attack in the final phase of the race after the Safety Car period and both drivers finished in the top six.
Mercedes had to show their hand in Bahrain and revealed the full performance advantage of the W05 – a whopping 1.7 seconds.
The 2014 Bahrain Grand Prix in pictures.
Sergio Perez said it was an “amazing feeling” to claim a podium finish for Force India in the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Pastor Maldonado says Esteban Gutierrez could have done more to prevent the contact between the pair during the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Jenson Button said the Bahrain Grand Prix showed Formula One is just as good as it’s always been under the new regulations.
Pastor Maldonado landed in hot water after colliding with Esteban Gutierrez during the Bahrain Grand Prix. But was the punishment correct?
Lewis Hamilton said he expected Nico Rosberg would be able to pass at the end of the Bahrain Grand Prix when his team mate was on the softer tyres.